Last week one of our customers emailed, “I’d love to see your studio.” At first, I felt a little embarrassed to admit that I actually don’t have a “studio” to show….well, that is if you aren’t counting my kitchen table. I could have a “studio” at the office, but there is something about being home and away from the day-to-day running of a company that helps me drop into my more creative self.
Becky’s Makeshift Work Area-The Kitchen Table
I want to share “where I create”. It is a makeshift work area that takes me 15 minutes to set-up and forever to clean. Hopefully it will inspire you to create a makeshift space for yourself.
When I’m setting up my “studio” I always put my supplies in the same place each time. I’m not big on trying to find things when I need them (especially with epoxy clay all over my hands!).
This is my view when I am sitting. All my products are arranged and organized in hardware drawers like this. The bottom row holds projects in process. Often when I sit down to create, I allow myself exploration time. I am testing ideas that I have, working through glitches. I don’t throw those tests away because it helps me remember what I tried so I can expand off it at a later date. I also might incorporate those experiments into later pieces.
To the left of me, I lay out my finished work on the window sill. When developing samples for our next product release it helps me to see the finished samples and then I know what I still need to create and which products I need to create with.
If you have seen our tradeshow booth, you will have seen my love for old things. Our booth is filled with items that I surround myself with daily. The vintage lamp in this photo is a must on my worktable. I’m big on great light.
What do you think?
I’d love to see where you create. I’m always looking for great ideas to incorporate into my set up.
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